TV MOVIES: THURS 17 – WED 23 JANUARY
THE NIGHT CREW ★★ 2015, 89 min, 16VLN, e.tv, 23:00. Action. A team of bounty hunters try to survive the night holed up in an isolated hotel in the desert while being targeted by enemies. Luke Goss, Danny Trejo.
WE HAVE YOUR HUSBAND ★★★ 2011, 87 min, PG13VL, e.tv, 02:25. Crime drama. An American woman living in Mexico with her family faces her worst nightmare when her husband is kidnapped and she must come up with the ransom money. Teri Polo, Esai Morales. A BOY CALLED SAILBOAT ★★★★ 2018, 92 min, PG13, M-Net, 04:35. Comedy drama. A family living in a drought-ridden town begin to hope and dream again when a baby is born and given an inspirational name. Lew Temple.
SPACE CHIMPS 2: ZARTOG STRIKES BACK ★ 2010, 76 min, PG, e.tv, 14:30. Animated sci-fi. A chimpanzee who longs to be an astronaut gets his chance to prove his worth when an evil alien takes over the space station.
GOOD LUCK ALGERIA ★★★ 2015, 91 min, PG, SABC3, 21:30. Sport comedy. To save their business, a Frenchman who designs hand-crafted skis with a friend decides to enter the Winter Olympics under the flag of his father’s country, Algeria. Sami Bouajila, Franck Gastambide.
THE REUNION ★★★ 2011, 90 min, PG13, e.tv, 22:00. Action comedy. Three estranged siblings must work together as bail bondsmen if they want to inherit their late father’s fortune. John Cena, Ethan Embry.
BEDEVILED ★★ 2016, 91 min, 16VSNL, M-Net, 02:50. Horror. Five friends are terrorised by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app. Saxon Sharbino. WHITE HOT ★★★ 2016, 86 min, PG13V, M-Net, 04:35. Drama. Returning to her hometown to attend her brother’s funeral forces an interior designer to revisit her strained relationship with her father. Shenae Grimes-Beech.
HEIDI ★★★★ 2015, 111 min, PG, M-Net, 06:00. Adventure. An orphan is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Bruno Ganz, Anuk Steffen.
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY ★★★ 1998, 97 min, PG, M-Net, 07:55. Adventure. The sequel to Babe. A sheepherding pig has to travel to the big city to save his injured owner’s farm. Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell.
BREAKING BROOKLYN ★★★ 2018, 97 min, PG13, e.tv, 14:00. Dance movie. A 12-year-old street kid is taken in by an old showman, who takes him to go live with his former dance partner. Colin Critchley, Nathan Kress.
MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON ★★★★ 2014, 85 min, PG, M-Net, 15:30. Animated fantasy. After a demon steals the sun, the guardians of the sun and moon go on a mission to retrieve it. Voices: Omar Sy, Izïa Higelin. JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS ★★ 2015, 118 min, PG, e.tv, 15:50. Music drama. A smalltown girl is unprepared for the pressures of fame when she’s thrust into the limelight as a global singing superstar. Aubrey Peeples.
FAILURE TO LAUNCH ★★ 2006, 97 min, PG13SN, SABC3, 19:00. Romantic comedy. A 30-something slacker’s parents hire a specialist to get him to move out. Matthew McConauhey, Sarah Jessica Parker.
PUSS IN BOOTS ★★★★ 2011, 90 min, PG, e.tv, 19:30. Animated fantasy. A prequel to Shrek. A sword-wielding cat tries to clear his name. Voices: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ★★★★ 2017, 90 min, 16, M-Net, 21:00. War drama. American soldiers who’ve returned home from Iraq struggle to reintegrate into society. Miles Teller, Haley Bennett.
NEXT DAY AIR ★★ 2009, 84 min, 16VL, e.tv, 21:20 & 02:35. Crime comedy. Two bumbling criminals think they’ve hit the big time when a package of cocaine is delivered to them by mistake. Donald Faison, Mike Epps.
WAR OF THE WORLDS ★★★★ 2005, 116 min, PG13, SABC3, 21:30. Sci-fi thriller. A dock-worker goes on the run with his two children when aliens attack Earth. Tom Cruise.
OTELO BURNING ★★★★ 2011, 97 min, 16, e.tv, 23:05. Local drama. In 1989 three township boys get a taste of freedom when they learn to surf. Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ★★★ 2017, 105 min, PG, M-Net, 04:05. Musical biopic. A look at the life of PT Barnum, who created one of the world’s most successful circuses. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron. FALLEN ★★★ 2016, 91 min, 13VL, M-Net, 05:50. Romance. After being blamed for a fellow student’s death, a teen is sent to a reform school where she’s torn between two boys. Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine.
CAMP COOL KIDS ★★ 2017, 104 min, PG, M-Net, 07:19. Adventure. A young boy goes to a summer camp to face his fears. Markie Post.
MAGALIR MATTUM ★★★ 1994, 132 min, PG13, SABC3, 12:00. Comedy. Three female factory workers decide to stand up to their lecherous boss but things take a strange turn when he lands in hospital and they end up with a dead terrorist. Revathy, Urvashi.
SPACE CHIMPS 2: ZARTOG STRIKES BACK ★ e.tv, 13:00. See Friday.
TROLLS ★★★ 2016, 92 min, PG, M-Net, 13:00. Animated fantasy. A happy troll and a grumpy troll have to save their village from creatures who want to eat them.
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS ★★ e.tv, 14:35. See Saturday.
SKYFALL ★★★★ 2012, 143 min, PG13V, e.tv, 20:00 & 01:40. Action. Although he’s not in peak condition due to being shot, British spy James Bond is put in the field to track down a cyberterrorist. Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem. A QUIET PLACE ★★★★ 2018, 90 min, 16V, M-Net, 20:05. Horror. In a postapocalyptic world a family must live in silence to hide from creatures that hunt by sound. Emily Blunt.
JOHN CARTER ★★★ 2012, 132 min, PG13V, SABC3, 22:00. Fantasy adventure. In the 19th century an American Civil War veteran is transported to Mars where two tribes are at war. Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins.
SUNBEAT ★★★2017, 95 min, PG13, 22:45. Drama. Two French sisters and their daughters head to their family home in Portugal where they uncover a dark secret. Ana Girardot.
RAPID FIRE ★★★ 1992, 95 min, 16VL, e.tv, 22:55. Action. After witnessing a murder, a student goes on the run from the druglords involved and the corrupt police who are trying to frame him. Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe. THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS ★★★★ 2017, 104 min, PG, M-Net, 04:15. Truelife drama. A look at how author Charles Dickens wrote the classic tale A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer.
SKYFALL ★★★★ e.tv, 23:00. See Sunday. AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING ★★ 2017, 85 min, PG13V, M-Net, 03:00. Horror. The 10th film in the series. A single mom and her three children move into an infamous house where various murders have taken place to be close to her comatose son’s doctor. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne. HOLIDAY JOY ★★★ 2016, 87 min, PG13, M-Net, 04:30. Fantasy comedy. A teen’s Christmas wish comes true but she soon realises she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Bailee Madison, French Stewart.
BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KHAZAKHSTAN ★★★★ 2006, 84 min, 16LN, e.tv, 23:00. Comedy. An eccentric Kazakhstani TV journalist travels to the US to make a documentary about Western culture. Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian.
BAD NEIGHBOURS ★★★ 2014, 97 min, 16VSNL, e.tv, 00:35. Comedy. When the house next door is turned into a university res for male students, a couple with a newborn baby initially try to be friendly, until a misunderstanding sparks a feud. Zac Efron, Seth Rogen. THE REUNION ★★★ e.tv, 02:20. See Friday. THE CRUCIFIXION ★★★ 2017, 90 min, 16L, M-Net, 02:25. Horror. An American journalist travels to Romania to interview the nuns and priest arrested after a woman died during an exorcism. Sophie Cookson, Corneliu Ulici. HEIDI ★★★★ M-Net, 04:05. See Saturday.
BREAKING BROOKLYN ★★★ e.tv, 23:00. See Saturday.
MY FIRST MIRACLE ★★★★ 2016, 111 min, PG, M-Net, 04:05. Romantic drama. A 16-yearold girl suffering from a rare form of cancer dreams of finding love before it’s too late. Quinton Aaron, Juan Castano.